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Zback v2.85.0.a

billon on 2 Feb 2016
  • 584KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Wildcards (* ?) allowed in IncludeMask, ExcludeMask for files and folders.
  • Track BatchMemo lines executing (highlight line executed).
  • Transfer settings from batch to manual panel (in batch menu).
  • Small fixes.
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shnbwmn on 2016-08-02 23:22

On the homepage, the feature list includes: "can be used as front-end for cloud backup/ synchronize/ mirror (Google Drive)" ... yet the program and its help files make no mention of it??

joby_toss on 2016-08-03 07:00

Download the manual (zmanual, not zguide) and checkout Example 25 from Appendices section.

shnbwmn on 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

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Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 208

Checker on 12 Jan 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Folder Sync is a backup program that can performs comparisons between two directories and then reports new, updated, renamed, moved and deleted files. The program can performs synchronization, as well as full or differential (only items that have changed) from the source to the destination path.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract. Password is: "1234"
  2. Run the installer
  3. Choose Manual Installation and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  4. Launch FolderSynch.EXE
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smaragdus on 2015-09-14 19:56

The developer changes the name of the program frequently- FolderSynch, Folder Sync, FolderSync, FolderSync Wpf, which is visible even in the screen-shot above. The update check on program's start cannot be disabled, which is very annoying for me. The new, so called Wpf versions look worse than the last non-Wpf version (FolderSynch 1.0.0 Build 110). In the latest release there is also a non-working 'Register' button- it seems the developer is preparing a commercial version (some of his program already require a license to unlock features or to remove advertisements or nag screens). In short- in my opinion Folder Sync is not changing for the better.

webfork on 2015-09-19 17:39

smaragdus: this is really something we should get into in the forums.

mukhi on 2016-04-10 05:16

Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 208 is crashing in Win7Pro32. I use Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 110, and have Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 205, too; neither of these two crashes.

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WinDataReflector v1.4.1

webfork on 22 Mar 2016
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool. It combines rapid file comparison and fast transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface, offering a visual comparison of files and folders before synchronization / back up. It supports two-way synchronization and customizable rules.

The program can run operations in the background while you configure new ones in a separate tab.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinDataReflector.exe.
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-10-07 19:58

The best one! Awesome))

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USBFlashCopy v1.11

webfork on 27 Jun 2015
  • 288KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe (listed as "no installer" on the website) to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? [version 1.10, 2014-11-2]

Installer based version added

[version 1.9, 2014-02-23]

Fixes

[version 1.8, 2013-07-30]

Press and hold "Shift" button when inserting media to skip copying it
Improved copy speed
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=51049#p51049

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta)

webfork on 24 Oct 2015
  • 592KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups, and can help flash media to live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume network and local transfers.

Functional in 64-bit.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from bvckup.com.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract: Note: for the better portability, run the following process on a 32-bit system. Please see the forum for details.

  1. Download setup program and install with defaults
  2. Copy contents of C:\Program Files\Bvckup 2 to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%


  4. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  5. Uninstall program
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat

Optionally, delete uninstall.exe and uninstall.dat.

Note over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2015-01-04 16:26

Actually it works great. I have tested it with Ditto. Only two programms
GoodSync2Go (paid) and Bvckup 2 (free) could make a backup without errors.

shnbwmn on 2016-04-27 21:22

Highly recommended. Combines the simplicity of CreateSynchronicity, the delta power of rsync, and the continuous monitoring of Dsynchronise. The interface is easy to navigate, informative and elegant.

What makes it stand out for me is the archive of deleted items that it creates. I normally mirror my data to save on disk space, at the cost of not having backups. Now I can have the best of both worlds :)

Too bad though that this is an unsupported beta :(

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